Having highly sensitive skin I have not fared well with a lot of the more natural skincare ranges (probably due to ingredients such as essential oils). However, after reading many positive reviews I decided to pick up the Cleansing facial oil (£22) and Hydrating water (£12).
The cleansing oil is meant to remove every trace of makeup, even waterproof mascara. I was very surprised how light this felt, it didn’t feel like it was clogging up my skin.
It appeared to remove my face makeup well but could not remove my mascara completely. It wasn’t until I used the hydrating water afterwards that I realised that it hadn’t removed my makeup as efficiently as I thought. So whilst it did make my skin feel soft, I had to do a double cleanse to remove all makeup.
The hydrating water (£12) is a rose and vanilla floral water. It removes the last bits of cleanser and makes my skin feel moisturised. I should mention that I had to use the products together, using just the oil resulted in some areas of congestion but I usually get this with oil based products if I don’t use a toner afterwards.
Overall there are a lot of things to like about the Nude Skincare range, they omit a lot of the ingredients that we seem to be avoiding these days (mineral oils, sulphates, parabens, propylene glycol, phthalates and silicones ) and have a focus on Sustainability (40% of the range is made using recycled plastic).
The combination made my skin feel soft and comfortable. The downside for me was the amount of product I had to use to get my face completely cleansed.
I am still interested in some of the Nude range, most notably the Advanced Cellular Renewal Serum, however I don’t think I will go back to the cleansing items as I have since found the Elemental Herbology range, which I will tell you about soon.
Cleansing facial oil ingredients: glycine soja (soybean) oil, polyglyceryl-4-oleate (vegetable oil), squalene (olive oil), tocopherol acetate (plant sources), natural fragrance (parfum), benzyl benzoate (essential oil), linalool (essential oil), eugenol (essential oil)
Hydrating water ingredients: water (aqua), rosa damascena flower water, glycerin (plant sources), vanilla planifolia fruit extract, maltodextrin (fermented sugar), citrus grandis (grapefruit), inulin (chicory root), vanilla tahitensis fruit extract, equisetum arvense (horsetail), alpha-glucan oligosaccharide (corn and beet), opuntia streptacantha stem extract (prickly pear), tilia cordate (linden) extract